All Locations > California > Joshua Tree NP > Real Hidden Valley > Real Hidden Val… > Turtle Rock > Turtle Rock - S Face
Avg: 3 from 4 votes
|Type:||Trad, 70 ft|
|FA:||Charles Cole, Steve Anderson (1983)|
|Page Views:||923 total · 8/month|
|Shared By:||Bryan G on Feb 17, 2010|
|Admins:||C Miller, Greg Opland, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
This route is found on the Southeast corner of Turtle Rock, a few hundred feet to the right of Satanic Mechanic. Some smearing, crimping, and a couple mantles take you past 4 bolts to a 2 bolt anchor/rappel. This was incorrectly given an "R" rating in the Joshua Tree West guide. The climb is a fun and well protected lead. There is even a solid gear placement between the 1st and 2nd bolt if you're worried about blowing the 5.7 moves there.